Poetry in Motion

Fort Collins

Scaffolding and Wind

Forrest Gander

The child showed what she
learned in school today.
Guess what this is she said
cracking both hands together
over her father's head
and running her fingers lightly
down the sides of his face.
"An egg?" he said.
No, your heart.

"Scaffolding and Wind" from Rush to the Lake. Copyright © 1988 by Forrest Gander. Reprinted with the permission of Alice James Books.